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Nigerian Army open fire on peaceful protesters, Hilary Clinton warns Buhari

Nigerians are roasting the governor of Lagos state on social media for the unlawful killing of peaceful protesters. Hillary Clinton has asked The president of Nigeria to stop the killing of #ENDSARS protesters.

On Twitter, Nigerians are currently attacking the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the killings of an unconfirmed number of protesters by security guards in the Lekki Toll Gate district of the city.

Armed security personnel was conscripted into the government’s area to dislodge peaceful demonstrators #EndSARS, demanding an end to police brutality and state repression.

Earlier Tuesday, the governor had imposed an indefinite 24-hour curfew in a desperate move to get protesters off the streets. Despite the threat of security agents, the protesters insisted on continuing their peaceful demonstration at the Lekki Toll Gate.

It was noted that before the shooting began, some government officials had uninstalled closed-circuit television cameras in the area. The electricity to the demonstration area had also been cut off to prevent the demonstrators from filming the attack.

Scenes of demonstrators pulling a bullet out of the victims were broadcast in a live video on Instagram by DJ Switch, a popular disc jockey. Gunshots and sirens could be heard in videos filmed near the tollgate.

Another Twitter user, @ DrOlufunmilayo wrote “the Nigerian army has been ordered to go to Lagos. The state governor turned off the lights and removed the video surveillance. Unarmed youths sat on the ground singing the national anthem. The soldiers killed them. Tonight our flag is soaked in blood by Buhari and Sanwo-Olu.”

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton, the former First Lady of the United States of America, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian army to stop killing those protesting against police brutality in Nigeria.

Thugs set banks on fire

Three banks were set on fire at Admiralty Way, Lekki, Lagos State by armed thugs. The affected banks are Polaris, Guaranty Trust Bank, and Access Bank reports The Punch. Shopping centers, businesses, and shops are also being looted by thugs in the region.

At least nine people were reportedly killed by Nigerian soldiers during the Lekki Toll Gate’s peaceful exercise on Tuesday.

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